Oleta Love Thompson, 91, of Richmond, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 10. She was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Walker County near Huntsville to Sam and Lizzie Edna Love. Oleta graduated from Richmond High School 1945. Oleta worked for over 50 years as a legal secretary.
While serving as the church clerk for First Baptist Church Richmond, a young Samuel D. Thompson joined the church and Oleta recorded his membership information. In 1949, the two were married in the same church. They were married for over 47 years until his death.
Oleta was a faithful church member serving in various capacities including teaching youth, children, and a ladies Sunday School Class. She sang in the church choir for many years and served on various committees.
In addition to her husband and parents, Oleta is preceded in death by brothers Emmett Love, J.L. Love, and Bobby Love; sister Eloise Love; son-in law Don Sitton; and grandson Jon Davidson.
Oleta is survived by her daughter Carol Jean Sitton of Lamesa; son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Kim Thompson of College Station; daughter and son-in-law Jane and P.D. Davidson of Allen; and daughter and son-in-law Deborah Gail and James Kingsmill of Baytown.
Oleta is also survived by her five grandchildren: Tara Barrett (Brandon), Jenny Thompson, Adam Thompson, Andrew Davidson (and fiancee Meghan Malanio), and Jacob Kingsmill; and five great-grandchildren Cameron Thompson, Emma Korbe, Cooper Korbe, Ocean Miller, and Nikolai Jon Davidson.
Oleta’s surviving sisters include Maudine Brubaker, Eulene Walger, Shirley Prewett, and Betty Jean Rosprim.
Services will be held at 10 AM Tuesday at First Baptist Church RIchmond and will be officiated by Rev. John Lockhart. Interment will follow at Davis-Greenlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers are P.D. Davidson, James Kingsmill, Andrew Davidson, Jacob Kingsmill,Cameron Thompson, and Michael Thompson. Honorary pallbearer is Adam Thompson.
Memorial contributions in Oleta’s name can be made to First Baptist Church Richmond and mailed to First Baptist Church in Richmond, 502 S. 5th Street Richmond, TX 77469.